November 2, 2016

Thomson Reuters Challenges Law School Students to Help Develop Next Generation of Legal Technology Products

Innovation Challenge to identify young talent as design advisors

NEW YORK.  — Thomson Reuters is challenging some bright, tech-forward law students to develop ideas for the next generation of legal technology products. Teams from five different law schools are being invited to participate in an intensive one-day event to cultivate ideas and identify emerging young talent who can serve as advisors for future product developments.

The Product Design Challenge will take place on November 4 at five law schools. Teams of business- and entrepreneurially-minded students will work together to develop proposals to expand the capabilities of Thomson Reuters Practice Point. Participants will explore areas such as user interface design, integration and ways to create, aggregate and deliver content. Proposals will be presented and judged, and the winning team will receive a five thousand dollar prize, with the runner-up team receiving a three thousand dollar prize.

Several Product Design Challenge participants will be invited to participate in a six-month engagement as design advisors with Thomson Reuters to provide input on future product development.

The participating law schools are Duke University School of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, Suffolk University Law School, Brooklyn Law School and Legal RnD at Michigan State University College of Law. Thomson Reuters is also partnering with Evolve Law, an organization focused on helping accelerate the adoption of new ideas and technologies in the legal profession.

“Many of today’s law school students are focused not only on the law, but how they can help bring fresh, bold thinking in areas such as design, technology and entrepreneurship to help transform the delivery of legal services,” said Charlotte Rushton, managing director of U.S. large law firms and innovation champions for the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “This is one of several initiatives that we are exploring around the globe to spark innovation in many different technology-oriented communities. We’re very excited to work with Evolve Law and our law school partners to engage some of these immensely talented students to see where their innovative thinking can potentially lead us.”

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